Holidays – Festivals

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Festivals and Holidays

The main festivals and holidays in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru are:

Bolivia

  • Jan. 1 – New Years (festivities begin on Dec. 31st)
  • Carnival (week before lent)
  • Easter Sunday (holiday includes good friday)
  • Corpus Christi
  • Aug. 6 (Independence day)
  • Oct. 12 (Columbus day, celebrated as race day)
  • Nov. 2 (Day of the Dead)
  • Dec 25 (Offices close after noon on Dec. 24)

Brazil

  • Jan. 1 – New Years (festivities begin on Dec. 31st)
  • Carnival (week before lent three days up to and including Ash wednesday)
  • Good friday
  • April 21 (Tiradentes)
  • May 1 (Labour day)
  • Corpus Christi (early june)
  • Sept. 7 (Independence day)
  • Oct. 12 (Nossa Senhora Aparecida)
  • Nov. 2 (Day of the Dead)
  • Nov. 15 (Day of the Republic)
  • Dec. 24, Dec. 25

Ecuador

  • Jan. 1 – New Years (festivities begin on Dec. 31st)
  • Jan. 6 (Three Kings´Day, Reyes Magos y dia de los inocentes)
  • Feb. 12 (Anniversay of the discovery of the Amazon river)
  • Feb. 27 (Patriotism day, Flag day)
  • Carnival ( three days before wednesday)
  • Holy Week, including Good friday
  • May 1 (Labour day)
  • May 24 (Independence battle at mount Pichincha day)
  • Corpus Christi (early june)
  • July 24 (Simon Bolivar day)
  • Aug. 10 (first cry for Independence day)
  • Oct. 12 (Columbuss day, celebrated as races day)
  • Nov. 1 (All saints day)
  • Nov. 2 (Day of the Dead)
  • Dec. 24, Dec. 25

Peru

  • Jan. 1 – New Years (festivities begin on Dec. 31st)
  • June 24 and 29
  • July 28 and 29
  • Aug 30
  • Oct 8
  • Nov 1
  • Dec 8
  • Dec 25